Friday, 24 June 2011
Tough year for 15mm Sci Fi
2011 has been a tough old year for the 15mm sci fi community so far what with Jon at Ground Zero Games shutting up shop for a few months, Mark powering down Dropship Horizon and now Jon at Khurasan Miniatures suspending operations until the Autumn.
Part of this is down to the fact that most 15mm sci fi manufacturers are one person operations meaning that, if time off is required, operations must be temporarily suspended. It is perhaps also more noticeable now due to the increased popularity of 15mm sci fi.
Despite these bumps on the road, 15mm sci fi continues to grow. The Dropship Horizon Crew's hope is that the hiatus of two of the hobby's biggest players during this year will provide impetus for other manufacturers to invest in their 15mm sci fi ranges by adding new sculpts and, by doing so, attract new customers for the benefit of the hobby as a whole.